Celebrating Autism in the Arts

Our school has been so lucky to have support from CARD and Dr. Liso when it comes to our Morningstar students. When Dr. Liso told me she was hosting an Art show for people with disabilities, I HAD to have my students work there! So Monday night after school, with help from Ms. Vuto (Our…

What do Artists draw?

Today Kindergarten talked about what artists draw.  I got so many examples of things artists draw, but in the end we all agreed that some artists draw what they see.   We talked about how artists like to explore and examine and observe, just like… Yup! They guessed it! A Scientist! So today we explored…

Spring Fine Arts Festival

Spring Fine Arts night was an amazing night that showcased all the work our Art and Music programs have been doing throughout the year. Throughout the night, Ms. Fernandez had all k-8 classes song different songs. The concert ended with an amazing performance by her Treble Choir! Inbetween songs, parents and students were directed to…

Multi Material Still Life

Throughout most of 6th grade we have been practicing using value, and showing it by using different materials.  This end of the year project is a culmination of everything we have been doing in the Art Room. Throughout the year, we never really practiced drawing from life, so I was so impressed with how well these drawings came…

Amazing Student Progress

For us, this doesn’t seem like much, but to this student it’s amazing progress! At the beginning of this year, this student could not cut on a line OR do it by herself.  My fingers got snipped many times trying to help. And now she uses scissors on her own. Cutting shapes out on the…

CARD Art Show

This weekend I got to show off some of the amazing artwork our Morningstar students have been doing in the Art Room.  Morningstar started last year, and is a program for both Elementary and Middle School students who are Neuro-Disabled.  The Elementary Program is run by Ms. Vuto, and Middle School is run by Ms. Riddel. We…

Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel

2nd Grade learned about how Michelangelo painted the sistine chapel.  They watched and discussed the video below, and then got to work creating their own masterpieces underneath the table!  They learned how tough it was for Michelangelo to spend all that time painting the ceiling above him.  There was a lot of “My arms are…

Ndebele Wall Painting

  In 6th grade, we talked about the Ndebele culture and their famous wall paintings. Women in their society have come to be thought of as the custodians of isikhethu (“that which is ours”) which consists of the relationships, beliefs and practices on which the very identity of the Ndebele identity is centered. Our 6th…

Mandalas

This week 7th grade learned about Mandalas! We talked about how radial symmetry is symmetry ALL the way around! Instead of drawing our Mandala first, then color, we did the opposite! And that was the trick.  Learning how to turn our mistakes into masterpieces was a struggle. But I think these are coming out amazing!

Welcome Parents and Families

This is the official Art Page for St. Patrick School in Gainesville, FL.  We will be highlighting all the every day activities of our very creative Elementary and Middle School students!